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Find out if you can get legal aid, which can help pay for legal advice, family mediation or representation in court or at a tribunal if you can’t afford it
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How to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice in England and Wales.
Controlled work form: client seeking legal help, help at court or family help (lower).
Controlled work application forms: representation - CW2 (IMM), extension of disbursement limit - CW3C (IMM), review of refusal - CW4 (IMM).
Use this letter to get evidence of any illness, physical or mental harm caused by domestic violence, if you're applying for legal aid.
Controlled work form: for when advising parents or those with parental responsibility for a child under section 31 proceedings.
Applying for criminal legal aid in the limited circumstances where the eForm cannot be used: main application form (CRM14), financial statement (CRM15) and completion guidance
A statement of your earnings, including overtime, bonus or commission, for the last 3 months.
Apply for a review of legal aid in criminal proceedings on the grounds of hardship.
Form for claiming back magistrates' and Crown Court costs.
Exceptional case funding (ECF) form, provider information pack (inquests and non-inquests) and funding guidance.
Collect client details, and details of capital and income, for submission to the Legal Aid Agency in criminal legal aid applications.
Use this sample letter to get evidence from an organisation providing domestic violence support services (including refuges) if you're applying for legal aid for a divorce or separation.
Forms for solicitors and advocates to claim back legal aid costs for confiscation proceedings.
Includes rates calculator and guidance for claims in civil matters.
Means assessment form for people on Income Support or employment benefits who want to apply for legal aid.
Form for claiming back dismissed defendant's magistrates' court costs of £2000 or less (including counsels fees but excluding disbursements and VAT).
Use form LF1 to make a claim under the litigator graduated fee scheme (LGFS).
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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